Battlefield 4 has seemed to exist almost entirely through rumors and leaks. A poster was the first hint that the game would be available this spring and now a blog post has potentially leaked exactly what day.
When the fall release date was unveiled it was by accident thanks to a retailer who got a little too antsy. This it appears the Microsoft Xbox team is to blame. While the date has been pulled since it was noticed, several websites were able to grab a picture of the posting.
In the posting at the top of the entry was text that said that DICE had announced that the game would release on October 29, 2013. This could certainly be some kind of typo, since DICE never announced that date, at least to the general public.
That date seems awfully specific to have been nothing more than a typo though. Not only do you rarely see that specific a date be wrong, but there are a couple of other things that make it seem more than plausible.
The first is that the 29th is a Tuesday, which is when new games are usually released. The second is that Battlefield 3 was released about the same same in 2011 (October 25). The third factor that makes this date more than just a weird mistake is that gamers will be waiting on that date for another huge release.
Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag is due out on October 29. There is also speculation that this date means that the Xbox 720 will definitely be available by the fall.
Battlefield 4 showed off a 17 minute gameplay trailer that had some ridiculous graphics. It later turned out that one of the reasons the graphics were so good is that they were run on the Frostbite 3 engine. That gaming engine has been billed as next generation.
Microsoft’s next generation console will clearly have to be available before games that play best on it can be rolled out.
Will you buy Battlefield 4 when it comes out?